Friday, May 24, 2013
Strong Front Means More Wind & Rain For Southcentral
Along with the winds several rivers and streams will continue to overflow due to heavy rain which isn't likely to stop until mid day Friday
It was a wet and windy weekend here in the Southcentral, but we start off the week with generally dry and calm conditions. However, we all know Alaska weather and it changes very quickly.
With two low pressure systems approaching the area late tonight and Wednesday, things will change back into rain and wind starting tomorrow. The first front that is set to move in tonight will be the weaker of the two storms, but will produce us with steady rain. It will start to move along coastal areas of the Southcentral Tuesday, while the next system is quickly approaching right behind it.
Strong winds are associated with this next system with high wind watches already put into place for Anchorage and surrounding areas. Gusts of 50 to 65 mph over east Anchorage, Lower Hillside, and Eagle River will start tomorrow night. Along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations, southeast winds of 40 to 60 mph with possible gusts 80 to 100 mph.
Along with the winds several rivers and streams will continue to overflow due to heavy rain which isn't likely to stop until mid-day Friday. Flooding will be a major concern Tuesday through Thursday in areas of the Southcentral.
Temperatures will remain in the mid to lower 50's for daytime highs with overnight lows falling to the mid to lower 40's mark. By next week daytime highs will only hit the upper 40's in Anchorage.
Its about that time to pull out the heavy coats and to start thinking about what your prediction will be for the first measurable snowfall.